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Police Chiefs’ Association
of Bucks County

BCCP-LOGO-xparentThe Police Chiefs’ Association of Bucks County was organized in 1952.  The Association’s goal was to foster and facilitate cooperation, partnerships, and professionalism among the law enforcement executives and agencies throughout Bucks County and their professional peers throughout the State of Pennsylvania.  The Association has promoted progressive policing philosophies and professional standards designed to prevent and detect criminal activity and the identification, apprehension, and treatment of offenders in order to better serve and protect the citizenry of Bucks County.

In order to meet these goals, the Association sponsors training for both police executives and law enforcement personnel of all ranks.

The Association conducts fundraising events throughout the year to support its mission, including fundraising by professional telemarketing firms.

Although our neighborhoods and technology have changed dramatically since the Association’s foundation, its commitment to our members, community, and goals have remained steadfast.

The Association would like to thank the residents and corporate supporters for their continued patronage.  That support enables the Association to continue its mission and provide high quality training and educational opportunities to the current and future law enforcement leaders of Bucks County.

Ronald MacPherson

Ronald MacPherson

Upper Southampton Township Chief of Police, and President of the Police Chiefs' Association of Bucks County

Ronald MacPherson of the Upper Southampton Township Police Department currently serves as the President of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Bucks County.

MacPherson follows in the footsteps of a long line of law enforcement leaders at the helm of this organization. (See the full list of past presidents here.)

2019 Golf Outing

The 2019 Golf Outing will be held October 16th, rain or shine, at the Bensalem Township Country Club.

Testing of Police Candidates

Testing will take place on November 9, 2019. Applications are due no later than October 25, 2019.



OFFICERS 2019 – 2020



Ronald T. MacPherson – Chief of Police

Upper Southampton Township Police Department



Michael V. Cummings – Chief of Police

New Hope Borough Police Department



Daniel J. Friel – Chief of Police

Warrington Township Police Department



Mark F. Schmidt – Chief of Police

Upper Makefield Township Police Department



Steven P. Daniels – Chief of Police (Ret.)

Buckingham Township Police Department



Richard Ficco – Chief of Police

Richland Township Police Department



Joseph C. Bartorilla – Chief of Police

Middletown Township Police Department



Richard Hale Pratt, Esquire

Some of Our Current Initiatives

Narrow-Banding Project

We are an integral part of the communications advisory board, in response to the FCC mandate, working to ensure that all officers have a stable platform from which to broadcast, with no dead spots in county coverage.

Fighting Domestic Abuse

We spearheaded a records management sharing project, working with the Network Against Domestic Abuse. We successfully obtained several grants to facilitate that effort.

DNA Project

Details to come….